February 22, 2018

The Advocate's Toolbox

Video Sunday: “… drawing and doodling is a form of physicalized empathy” – Mo Willems

Oh, like I was going to start off with anything else this week.  Dahl was robbed! During BEA, one of the women of the hour was our own Monica Edinger (who blogged about the experience here).  Her upcoming book Africa Is My Home: A Child of the Amistad is so remarkable that it is physically […]

Roald Dahl’s Beloved ‘Matilda’ Marks 25th Anniversary with Musical and More

Twenty-five years after its publication, Matilda (Viking, 1988) is still high on the list of Roald Dahl’s most beloved children’s books. This anniversary year, it really gets the star treatment, with a new Broadway musical, a new edition of the book, and continued accolades from critics who are discovering (or rediscovering) the quirky heroine, her author, and her illustrator.

Pictures of the Week: The Bank Street Children’s Committee Awards; Librarians at the Broadway Musical ‘Matilda’

R.J. Palacio and Marilyn Singer at the Bank Street Children’s Book Committee Awards; librarians attending the Broadway musical Matilda.

Review of the Day – Matilda: The Musical

I do more than books from time to time. On Tuesday night I had a bit of a treat.  Something I’d been looking forward to for years and years was finally within my grasp.  You see, a couple years ago my opera singer friend Meredith went to a performance of a musical in Stratford-on-Avon and […]